Animal Experiments With Fulvic Early studies with livestock animals were conducted by Dr. Charles S. Hansen, D.V.M. in the state of California from the early 1960’s through 1967 on an experimental basis. Dr.Hansen’s tests included a blend of fulvic acid and humic acid used as a feed additive. He also used fulvic acid alone as a treatment for specific ailments in livestock. The results of supplement feeding and treatment included. 103. Schlickewei, Dr. W., (1993). Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 112:275-279, Influence of humate on calcium hydroxyapatite implants. 104. W. Schlickewei, Dept. of Surgery (Traumatology), University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany 105. U.N. Riede, Dept. of Pathology, University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany. J. Yu, Dept. of Pathology,University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany. W. Ziechmann, Ground chemistry Research Group, University of Gorringen, Germany. E.H. Kuner, Dept. of Surgery (Traumatology), University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany. B. Seubert, Weyl Chemicals, Mannheim, Germany Dairy Cows * After 2 months on supplement no bacterial or viral infections. * Herd of over 300, after 3 months on supplement, increased butterfat production by 15% * Herd on supplement cut back on high protein rations with no decrease in production. * All cows on supplement experienced more complete digestion. * Cows with bacterial infection (mastitis) treated with 1 pint of fulvic acid solution recovered to full production in 12 to 24 hours. * When using antibiotics to treat mastitis the recovery was only 50%-70% after 2-3 weeks. Hogs * Animals on the supplement experienced better and more complete digestion. * The free choice supplement in 36 hrs acted as an excellent vermifuge (deworming agent). * The supplement completely eliminated Necro, a bloody diarrhea in hogs. Mink * Animal on the supplement experienced more complete digestion. * When on the supplement were less vicious, more docile. * Supplemented animals ceased fur chewing. * Successfully eliminated most diseases common to mink herds. Poultry * Supplementing to feed acted as a vermifuge. * Pullets given supplement were free of most diseases. * Pullets on supplement experienced more complete digestion of other feeds in diet. * Pullets on the supplement produced eggs of superior shell hardness and quality. The results of these early tests support the known benefits which fulvic acid provides to all living systems, plant or animal. They indicate that fulvic acid may very possibly become the most important factor in health management in the future. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Humic and fulvic acid, is a naturally occurring substance and has numerous beneficial effects on animals. These effects include benefiting liver metabolism, detoxifying the blood stream by chelating toxins, reducing ammonia odor in manure by 64%, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, aids in mineral transfer, heals injuries faster by increased oxygen transfer, decreases the amount of cell mutation in lab tests, suppresses stress causing hormones - resulting in calmer animals, helps prevent viruses by preventing viral replication by adsorbing onto the viral envelope protein and thereby blocking the sorption of viral particles to cell surfaces, and bolsters the immune system by complexing sugars in the body that attach to the T-cells, as well as regulating T-cell numbers. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture.